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The bottom line: Dharma in line with the Dharma

Postby Kusala » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:45 am

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Homage to the Buddha
Thus indeed, is that Blessed One: He is the Holy One, fully enlightened, endowed with clear vision and virtuous conduct, sublime, the Knower of the worlds, the incomparable leader of men to be tamed, the teacher of gods and men, enlightened and blessed.

Homage to the Teachings
The Dhamma of the Blessed One is perfectly expounded; to be seen here and now; not delayed in
time; inviting one to come and see; onward leading (to Nibbana); to be known by the wise, each for himself.
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Re: The bottom line: Dharma in line with the Dharma

Postby dagon » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:30 am

Kusala wrote:http://www.inquiringmind.com/Articles/TheBottomLine.html


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Re: The bottom line: Dharma in line with the Dharma

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:11 pm

An excellent talk. Walking for alms is an important tradition to maintain, even in the West. I am not so sure about taking vitamin P though :tongue:
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Re: The bottom line: Dharma in line with the Dharma

Postby Viscid » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:52 pm

This is a good article-- you should've added a description to get people interested in reading it!
"What holds attention determines action." - William James
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Re: The bottom line: Dharma in line with the Dharma

Postby SarathW » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:00 am

Great article!
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Re: The bottom line: Dharma in line with the Dharma

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:47 am

Viscid wrote:This is a good article-- you should've added a description to get people interested in reading it!

Indeed.
Bare links - or embedded videos - don't start a conversation.

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Re: The bottom line: Dharma in line with the Dharma

Postby daverupa » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:16 pm

AA: When you relinquish control and take on the simplicity of the renunciate life, you have an opportunity to reflect on all the things to which you’ve become habituated. You take on restrictions in order to contact the most profound dimension of your own nature. There are no special meals or special rooms for special needs. If you’re continually seeking comfort or trying to arrange the material world to meet your preferences, then you don’t notice those areas of bondage and attachment, and they remain barriers to accessing the fundamental unconditioned nature of the mind.

IM: In giving up the desire for control of your own life, you’re finding freedom.

AA: Yes, and that’s practicing Dharma in line with the Dharma.
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: The bottom line: Dharma in line with the Dharma

Postby Aloka » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:23 pm

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Thanks Kusala....and for anyone who's interested, audios of Ajahn Amaro's Dhamma talks at Amaravati monastery UK can be found at the link below:

http://www.amaravati.org/teachings/audio_compilation/2083


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